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House of Prime Rib

1906 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109-3008
+1 415-885-4605
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“prime rib” (753 reviews)
“creamed spinach” (199 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
1906 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109-3008
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the food. It was VERY filling so don't be an amateur and eat too much bread at the start. Service was great and the chef was accommodating to a last minute change.

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Heard so much about this place, but it was ok and no more. The steak was very tender which is great, but lack of flavor.. also the desserts (crem brule & bread pudding). Not worth the money.

Thank Tal K
Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here with my husband and a good friend. This place is such an experience. From the way they mix their salads, to fluffing baked potatoes. It's heart eyes for days and days. I'm not a prime rib fan, HOWEVER I did have a...More

Thank Drach311
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Obviously this is a well known establishment in San Francisco. My wife saw it on TV one time and we always wanted to go. Finally got a chance this last month. Fantastic food and experience. I would go back.

Thank KirbyandJenny
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This eatery has been an institution for SF. I remember watching it on TV years ago so had the opportunity to visit the city and wanted to try it. I went online to make reservations a week ahead but no luck. This place is extremely...More

Thank wiregirl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Specialty is prime rib, carved table side to your liking. Thick, thin, big, small, well done, medium, or rare. Full meal comes with bread, salad, prime rib and sides of veggies and potato (mashed or baked). If you don't want to eat meat, fish is...More

Thank Southcityca
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is on top if you love Prime Rib because that's it for the menu. Sure it's old school and that's the point. Somewhere around $44 for salad, entree, veggie and potato is a great deal. If you plan on a romantic night or...More

Thank winewithdinner
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place! Prime Rib is my favorite and they did not disappoint. It was delicious. The staff was very friendly and the restaurant was very well kept. If you are going to go be sure to get reservations early. They fill up way in...More

Thank Brigette D
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

We saw this place on the bus passing and got off and walked to it as it looked a lovely restaurant. We did not have a booking but waited for nearly an hour for a table of 3 with our teenage son. The atmosphere was...More

Thank 65driv
Reviewed 30 March 2018

The food was really delicious. I'm not a huge steak eater and had never eaten prime rib but my English cut was really amazing. The creamed spinach was good as well as the various breads presented. However, the atmosphere really aggravated me. It is so...More

2  Thank Dianna H
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Response from Kate W | Reviewed this property |
Can't really answer that question. So many variables but I'm certain that they'd try to seat you a quickly as possible. May take 2 rounds of cocktails. Worth the wait and the gin and tonics are superb!! Always best to make a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 40
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1906 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109-3008
    (Washington St.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Nob Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Nob Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-885-4605
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